Wednesday, December 26, 2012

O.C.C Lip Tar in Psycho - Review

Yesterday I decided that a red lip was really the only route to go down make-up wise
seeing as it was Christmas and all!
I don't own many red lipsticks or lip products for that matter but I knew instantly that O.C.C's Lip Tar
in Psycho would be my best bet as not only is the shade perfection but the lasting power is out of this world!

I adore the simplicity of the O.C.C Lip Tar packaging - a small transparent squeeze tube of lip colour
that is light and easily transported not to mention being able to see the colour of the contents inside
is a god send when you only have a few minutes to spare or an over whelming make-up stash!
Unlike other squeeze style tubes this doesn't seem to ooze product but I would still be cautious
when dispensing the lip tar as a little goes a long, long, long way!

Now I'm not fully sure how many shades O.C.C produce of their now famous Lip Tar's (a lot it seems)
but I do know that Cult Cosmetics stock 9 shades which tends to be the the most spoken about
colour options (Hush is beautiful and a must have in my opinion).
The shade I have today is Psycho which is a listed as a true blood red but I would describe it as a meeting
of red and orange - very akin to MAC's So Chaud.
I always find red lip colours that lean slightly orange very flattering on mid to dark skin tones.
Very much a power red if you ask me.

If you are not familiar with O.C.C Lip Tars they are basically a superbly pigmented cross between a lipstick
and lip gloss, when first applied they have a highly glossy finish but dry down to a natural matte finish.
Please, please, please approach these little tubes with a less is more attitude as they do stain 
and once set there is no removing these bad boys especially the deeper shades.
I can not recommend applying with a good lip brush enough to prevent a lip dilemma! 
O.C.C Lip Tars provide full opaque coverage and will wear for up to five hours even with eating 
and drinking as yesterday proved and even then it fads to an even beautiful red stain.
For long lasting lip colour you really can't do much better!

P.S  I have read a few times that this is the bright red/orange shade that the Kardashian's (mainly Kourtney) like to sport in the summer true that is I can not say.

O.C.C Lip Tar in Psycho* 10ml/£12 via Cult Beauty - link 

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  1. Not my shade but great pigmentation

  2. SOOOO PIGMENTED ! ohh and i didn't know kourtney wore this ! X

  3. Intense and gorgeous. I love the pigmentation of OCC Lip Tars. x

  4. The color is a little too bright for me but I love OCC lip tars.

  5. oh wow, this looks amazing. the pigmentation is amazing. am still yet to try a lip tar but have been wanting to for ages!

  6. This is fabulous shade! I've yet to divulge in OCC lip tars but I keep seeing posts cropping up and I think I may have to give in to temptation.


  7. That lip tar is AMAZING! Its the perfect colour for me, I love red and normally I got for a more matte finish, but this is amazing


  8. They seem to be amazing :) I've tried Sleek pout paint and also Mac Lip Mix in Crimson (this is much more my red shade ).

    Orange reds suit you so much, for me they are the cooler ones, darker or with that blue undertones :)

  9. Wow... this is such a powerful vivid red! It looks amazing, I don't think i'd have to confidence to rock it though :D

    Gem xx

  10. I need to get myself a tube of lip tar... I hear so many good things about them... choosing a shade will be the difficult part :)

  11. I love love the photo shoot you gave this lippie! It looks like tropical Christmas time. Such pretty colors.

  12. Oooh, I really want Hush now! x

  13. such a gorgeous shade! x

  14. Thanks so much for this write up & the photos. I've been looking at buying a lip tar for a while now but couldn't decide on a colour. I always wear orangey-reds (like MAC's Lady Danger) and none of the descriptions/pics on the OCC website were very useful ;)


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